He explained that his version of the movie actually would have been based on a script that Chris Columbus was previously attached to direct. He even talked to Kevin Feige about directing the film long before he was leading the charge at Marvel studios. The film came very close to happening, but it ended up falling through because studio executive Tom Rotham didn’t think he was ready to direct.
Astin went on to reveal that his top choice for Sue Storm was Christina Aguilera, who had never done any acting at that point. He also met with Cameron Diaz for the role,